The Daily Populous

Monday June 13rd, 2022 morning edition

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All 31 members of a white nationalist group arrested on suspicion of conspiring to riot in Coeur d’Alene during a Pride event had bonded out of the Kootenai County Jail as of Sunday afternoon.

Patriot Front is a white nationalist group with branches across the country that specializes in vandalism, racist propaganda and “flash demonstrations” meant to intimidate minorities, according to a report from the Anti-Defamation League.

The Patriot Front members were discovered packed inside of the back of a U-Haul moving truck after a concerned citizen tipped police off about what looked like “a little army.”.

Thomas R. Rousseau, the group’s founder, was among those arrested.

The Sheriff’s Office said the men were from all across the country, including Michigan, Texas, Alabama, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, South Dakota, Washington, Oregon, Illinois and Arkansas.

Court records indicate that at least one of the men had lived in Missouri.

The Sheriff’s Office said it is unknown when their next court appearance would be. »

Torture in Russia Becoming 'Government Policy,' Warns Disbanding NGO

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Torture in Russia is becoming part of the government's policy, the head of a disbanded anti-torture organization warned Sunday.

Sergei Babinets, the head of the Russian Committee for the Prevention of Torture, announced that his organization is disbanding after the government labeled it a "foreign agent."

"The authorities are sending a signal that torture is becoming [or has already become] a part of government policy.". »

Former White House special counsel says Trump is 'likely' to be prosecuted in Georgia because of 'particularly strong evidence'

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Norm Eisen, a former White House special counsel, told CNN that it's likely that Trump will be prosecuted.

Former President Donald Trump could be prosecuted in Georgia for his efforts to overturn the state's election results in the 2020 election, a former White House special counsel for ethics told CNN.

Norm Eisen told CNN on Sunday, that it's likely that Trump will be prosecuted because of "particularly strong evidence.". »

Cyclist on California mountains chased down by angry zebra

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A cyclist going through a mountain range in California's Central Coast ran into an unexpected foe: a seemingly pissed-off zebra.

Going through West Camino Cielo — a massive path that cuts through the Santa Ynez Mountains — Chavez encountered the black-and-white equine.

"As soon as I rolled up, the zebra, he saw me," Chavez told Noozhawk. »